A Murfreesboro man reported Aug. 23 he was in fear of being shot after confronting a fellow Hispanic gang member for allegedly violating protocol by breaking into his mother’s home a few days earlier.
When officers arrived at the man’s house on Nahanee Court, they found the 20-year-old gang member sitting on his front porch with a shotgun, apparently waiting for an attack, according to a Murfreesboro Police Department incident report.
“(The complainant) stated he and a fellow Rollin’ 21s gang member got into an argument because (the suspect) broke into his mother’s building and stole some items,” Officer Marja Atchley reported.
The woman’s son told police he had threatened to “cut his face off” via Facebook during the argument, at which point the gang member believed to have participated in the burglary responded by threatening to “shoot him up,” according to the report.
However, when police contacted the gang member, he said no one was going to be shot over the argument.
“The fellow gang member was reached by phone,” Atchley reported, “and stated he was in Smyrna and would not be coming over.”
As such, police filed a report concerning the incident, just in case it was needed for a further investigation.